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to "weekends with alex witt." let's get to what's happening right now out there. as president obama heads back to the u.s., just about 90 minutes or so from now after the final stop on his mideast trip he visited the fables city of petra, jordan, this morning. and one major topic of discussion for the president, the civil war going on in nearby syria, and the massive number of syrian refugees now in jordan. nbc's peter alexander is traveling with the president and joins us from amman. so peter with a good saturday morning to you. how has this trip gone so far for the president in jordan? >> well, right now, alex, the president's enjoying the end of his trip. punctuating it, as you noted, with a trip to the celebrated archaeological site in this country known as petra. the focus of the trip has largely been on the future. but at least for the last couple hours he's focusing on the middle east past. advisers tell me this is actually a place that president obama added to the itinerary. a destination that he very much wanted to see. sandstorms delayed his travel yesterday. but today that's proving
everyone and welcome in, this is "the kudlow report." obama arrives in israel to cement our relationship with our great allie and he and netanyahu must deal with series issues. president obama is said that the use of chemical weapon this is in syria would be a game-changer. quote unquote, now back here the markets get back to rally mode. but, did the fed-head ever so subtly indicate an every so slightly less easy posture? that is my take and we will debate it later on. here is something that investors and businesses and consumers do not want to hear, it's a new tax on the internet. even downloads from ituness, who thinks that is a good idea? not me, here is good news "the kudlow report" begins right now. president obama in israel for the first same in his presidency, securing the relations with the allie in the middle east, here is what he had to say when greeted by benjamin netanyahu. it's in our fundamental security interest to stand with israel. it makes us both stronger and more prosperous and makes the world a better place. >> so question is, what exactly is the president hoping to
. president obama arrives in israel for his first visit there as president. we'll go live to jerusalem in just a few minutes. back here at home, some republicans recoil at the party's plans for the future. the chairman is in the hot seat. he'll be here live to counter his critics. >>> plus, senate leader harry reid says democrats will not have an assault weapons ban in their new gun regulation bill. and that is not sitting well with one of the top backers. good morning from washington. it's wednesday, march 20th, 2013. the first day of spring. come on, you like this tie. it's colorful. this is "the daily rundown." i'm luke russert in for chuck todd who is in israel for the president. he'll be joining us from there in a few moments. president obama has arrived in the middle east to begin i had four-day tour of the region. but it's not all pomp and circumstance. difficult issues loom as the leaders prepare for meetings later today. but publicly, the focus is on what president obama called the eternal bond between the two nations. >> the united states of america stands with the state of israel be
as president obama reminded us in his inaugural address to preserve our planet commanded to our care by god. i lay no claim to religious authority, but i must believe this -- something that harms others, something that disturbs god's creation, something that stands on lies and greed, protecting that must not be consistent with god's will. in his 2010 world day of peace message entitled "if you want to cultivate peace, protect creation," pope benedict xvi called upon the faithful, and i quote -- "to protect the environment and to safeguard natural resources and the climate, while at the same time taking into due account the solidarity we owe to those living in the poorer areas of our world and to future generations." in his inaugural mass this morning, pope francis said, and i quote -- "please, i would like to ask all those who have positions of responsibility in economic, political and social life and all men and women of goodwill, let us be protectors of creation, protectors of god's plannen scribed in nature -- plan inscribed in nature, protectors of one another and of the environment. as ea
. >>> president obama appointed the first sport justice who is latino. she is a puerto rican decent. president obama also appointed the nation's first ever secretary of labor. hilda solis was born and raised in -- before president obama brought her up to the cabinet. president obama has nominated her replacement at the department of labor and he is tom perez. born and raised in buffalo, new york, to parents who were first generation immigrants from the dominican republic. he was secretary of labor in the state of maryland. he has led the civil rights division as assistant attorney general and on the same morning that president obama announced tom perez as his nominee, yesterday morning, at the same time, the republican party announced the results of its own self-autopsy. the chairman convened a tax force on why they lost so badly. if you want to bowl down what they found, it's this. they need to stop alienating and insulting everybody not in the party already. then you can have an outreach program in place to persuade people not in the party to join the party. the party will fund a program to
the deadly terrorist attacks in benghazi, the obama administration today finally in acknowledging that additional americans we injured in the attack. in addition to the four men killed. the u.s. ambassador to libya, chris stevens, and three others were murdered in a september 11th attack. now congressional investigators are pressing the obama administration to make the four wounded survivors available for interviews. fox news chief intelligence correspondent katherine harris with the report. ♪ >> for the first time since terrorist attack the diplomatic mission and the cia outpost none as the amex and benghazi, libya, the state department publicly confirmed how many of its employees were hurt and the nature of their injuries. >> one was smoke inhalation at the temporary mission facility. one at the amex, seriously injured, one -- another at the amex was less seriously injured. we also have a contractor. >> a diplomatic security source told fox is the state department agency was in the most serious condition suffered a severe head injury during the second wave of the attack when t
your doctor about intermezzo and return to sleep again. ♪ >>> president obama appointed the first sport justice who is latino. she is a puerto rican decent. president obama also appointed the nation's first ever secretary of labor. hilda solis was born and raised in -- before president obama brought her up to the cabinet. president obama has nominated her replacement at the department of labor and he is tom perez. born and raised in buffalo, new she has not been very strong on the second circuit. they know they need to stop eliminating -- they now know they need to convince the vote or they will never be a national party again. on the same morning, the republican party unveiled the document on -- this is a test. so as not to appall latinos. can they do it? >> obama has just nominated a replacement for hilda solis and the what is it, the department -- can i tell you who this guy is? tom perez and he may as well be hugo chavez. >> no! really? pick any other tyrannical dictator. there are so many to choose from. the nominee for conservative politics, malkin says he is not actually the nomi
us on twitter @bpshow or on facebook at facebook/billpressshow. president obama on his third day now in the -- of his trip to the middle east yesterday afternoon he spoke to a wildly enthusiastic group of young israelis to push their leaders to get back to the peace talks. back here at home the house of representatives in a total waste of time yesterday passed the ryan budget which republicans say will balance the budget in ten years. it won't do that but it will only do so by destroying medicare and repealing obamacare, which michele bachmann said would literally -- obamacare, would literally kill men, women and children. she is absolutely insane. billy zane stars in barabbas. coming in march to reelz. to find reelz in your area, go to reelz.com dude, i need your help fast. well, clearasil's fast. yeah, but is it this fast? faster! how about this fast? clearasil's faster! this fast?? faster!! woh! that is fast! fix breakouts fast with clearasil ultra. it starts working instantly, sending the max amount of medicine allowed deep into your pores for visibly c
spared a lot of bloodshed. >> a major headline this morning, barack obama's first trip as president to israel. with so many political hot button issues in the mideast can we expect the president to make many accomplishments during this historic visit? >> ten years after the iraq war we'll introduce you to veterans who cannot forget their military and personal battles looking ahead to the future. don't miss bob woodruff's special report coming up. >> later on, the on again/off again romance of katy perry and john mayer. their personal life can make interesting song lyrics weaned may have the final verse in "the skinny". >>> firsz, the details in the foiled plot to kill students at a university campus in florida. >> police say the gunman came dangerously close to carrying out his planned massacre until his roommate took incredibly brave action. abc's matt gutman is in orlando. >> reporter: the first video from police cameras, tracking down a would-be killer, body mounted cameras showing cops with assault rifles discovered the body of the gunman along with his arse
on twitter@bp show or facebook.com/bill press show. president obama will soon be arriving in israel for the first day of his four-day visit to the middle east. before he left he filled out his bracket for both men and women. and on the men's side, he picked as his final four, indiana and louisville and ohio state and florida. we will find out a little bit later this morning on espn who he picked to be the top winner. meanwhile, back here at home harry reid has said, well, we are going to have -- try to get a gun control bill to the floor, it will include no assault weapons ban. get that? not that they bring it up and vote it down. harry reid will not even let an assault weapons ban come to the floor for a vote even though the american people support it by about 55% and despite all of the great work that dianne feinstein has done on that bill. harry reid proving to be a weenie. that and more, here on current tv. [ music ] billy zane stars in barabbas. coming in march to reelz. to find reelz in your area, go to reelz.com alright, in 15 minutes we're going to
a future president, it was illinois state senator barack obama who said in 2002, i don't oppose all wars. what i am opposed to is a dumb war. this is a war that cost the lives of anywhere from 110,000 to 1 million civilians. today is not a day to cheer for success. but it is a day to remember those who fought hard to avoid the war's tragic consequences. get your cell phones out. >> michael moore was booed off the stage for denouncing the invasion of iraq. so much for these bleeding heart liberals in hollywood. let us not forget the response from around the globe. u.n. secretary annan said the war was illegal. nelson mandela called it a threat to peace. pope john paul ii said the war would not solve problems of man. jesse jackson called on peaceful people everywhere to march until the war was over. let us admire and respect the position of a former president, as well as the words from a future president, it was illinois state senator barack obama who said in 2002, i don't oppose all wars. what i am opposed to is a dumb war. this is a war that cost the lives of anywhere from 110,000 to 1 m
to that, barack obama is a pretty momable guy when it come dollars basketball. >> having grown up in hawaii myself, played high school basketball two years behind him, he lives and eats and sleeps hoops still. and he loves t he knows his basketball. i just think he took a little less time on this pool than he did other ones. >> sigh, republicans, that's a good thing. >> who do you have for your elite final four? >> i like tom izzo. he could get us to the elite eight. i don't know if this michigan state team is up for to, but i wouldn't be surprised to see a michigan state/indiana final. and i do like the hoosiers winning it all. >> i'll have you know i scored six points when i played with the big boys on the ymca. >> you combine for 44 with the best guy, and you had two. >> me and lebron did a heck of a job. >> before we go, i want to get your reaction to this viral video of a basketball fan who ras reluctant to share his ice cream with his sweetie pie. let's take a look at this. >> that's just wrong. >> eventually he gave it up. but what are your thoughts on this, man? come on. t
challenges against proposition 8 and the defense of marriage act. >>> president obama is back home in the u.s. he was in israel, the west bank, and jordan. >>> secretary of state john kerry remains in the middle east including meeting with benjamin netanyahu. he urged iraqi leaders to overcome sectarian that threatens the stability. let's go to kristen welker. what is the president saying about the trip to the middle east? how are they characterizing this trip? >> reporter: hi, alex. officials believe he set out to do. he also reaffirmed the united states' commitment to the israeli people. the israeli people were skeptical about that prior to the trip. and then there was an unexpected diplomatic victory where president obama, through arm twisting, convinced netanyahu to call turkey and apologize for a deadly raid against a turkish ship. that will be key in moving forward with issues like syria and tries to reopen the peace process in the middle east. so i think white house officials are feeling good about the trip. the big question, if you talk to experts in the region, is what is president
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hamid karzai. it was his sixth time in afghanistan since president obama took office. his first as secretary of state. it comes at a krur time as the u.s. brings troops home turning more and more responsibility for security to the afghan government. chief washington correspondent james rosen joins me live now. james, bring us up to date. >> reporter: good morning. every leader between u.s. leaders and hamid karzai seems to be fraught with tension and this one is no different. aides say secretary kerry's talks will not dwell on the karzai's allegations that the u.s. and taliban are conspiring to weaken the afghan nation. rather they will discuss security concerns as the u.s. and nato mission in afghanistan winds down over the next 29 months and the need for transparency and fairness in the upcoming elections. for the first time in 12 years hamid karzai will not appear on the ballot. over the weekend jon mentioned secretary kerry met with another leader that. iraqi's leader, nouriel malaki. he wants iran to stop using iraqi airspace to deliver foreign fighters to the fighters and
of the border the government has control of. but the obama administration threw that concept out. janet napolitano said it was archaic. they're coming up with a new super-duper measurement called bci, border condition index, and they've been working on it three years, and congress asked them, how is it going we have to have a measure of border security. is it ready yet? and the department of homeland security official said, no, it's not ready, and by the way, it won't measure border security. never was intended to. it just left lawmakers, both democrats and republicans, just stunned at the hearing on wednesday and now they don't know exactly how they're going to certify the border to be secure. >> neil: that a big problem because really, contingent with getting a lot of conservative republicans in particular toward reforming immigration and providing however you want to describe it, an ultimate pathway to citizenship for the millioned of illegals here, a lot of them will swallow it if they have a sense they're going to tight 'down and secure the border, and promises are not good new yor
you imagine? bush would've been the pariah of all time. how many people did obama liberate? before you go, -- we lost him. he and others might be interested in the editorial for the wall street journal this morning. host: the wall street journal writes this -- host: mobile, alabama, independent caller. caller: what really interests me about the iraq war was the marketing buildup to the war. you showed a clip of: powell -- colin powell. you had the administration of the american government, and they marketed the war. leading up to it, they used certain technology, welcome to , saddamtruction hussein. ira member during that time, if i see the word saddam hussein one more time, it was like a steady drumbeat of information that the government put out. the media -- you know, the media was just basically going along with it. i mean, it was like the slogans the used, we must support troops. it just went on and on and on. they actually walked into that war. -- those articles you just mentioned from the wall street journal, a lot of people don't understand, the wall street journal is owned by t
. president obama landing in ramallah moments ago. he's meeting with president mahmoud abbas one day after arriving in israel. >>> starting today the defense department will be handing out furlough notices, a move that it blames on sequester cuts. employees have seven days to appeal. >>> don't forget march madness starts today. there are 16 total games. of course carolina will win it all. >> of course, heather. maybe now. it is two minutes before the to which the hour. let's take a look at the good, the bad, and the ugly. first the good. he was a villain in the ring but former w.w.e. superstar christmas terse is a bona fide hero. he rescued his mother from her burning home. he tore a tree out of the ground and then he tossed it through the window in order to rescue her. >> next the bad. nearly 100 sharks are spotted off the coast of a popular beach in australia. the sharks were spotted feeding on a group of fish and it caused the beach to shut down for a few hours. fortunately no one was hurt. finally the ugly, octomom is under investigation for welfare fraud. if it's true, she could end u
two. the senate continues work on a budget resolution. president obama wraps up his trip to israel today and heads to jordan. back here at home, we are seeing more news stories about the sequester. we would like to hear from you this morning, whether you are feeling the impact of sequestration. here are the numbers to call -- host: also, a special phone line set up for federal workers and contractors -- host: also, you can join us on facebook or send us a tweet. you can also e-mail us at journal@c-span.org. it you aren, whether feeling the impact of sequestration. here is the headline from "politico" -- host: here is another story on sequestration -- the "wallht delays in street journal" -- host: you can see the percentage of those flights. the story below that says -- host: if you are a federal worker, you can call us at (202) 585-3883. , independencelle hall, is cutting hours because of sequestration. the automatic cuts mean fewer people will get to see -- is inour first call georgia. theer: i would like to say republicans, they don't seem like they care about the people. people
] and for this vision, we have been mocked, marginalized, and maligned by president obama, nancy pelosi's, and majority leader harry reid. and people from the republican establishment, like senators john mccain and lindsey graham. our are contemptuous of vision, and our vision is distinctly different from today's reality. our country is $17 trillion in debt, and we are headed to bankruptcy. our gross domestic product shrunk, and wall street profits it. seven out of the 10 wealthiest counties in america are right here in boom town d.c. like "the hunger games." corrupted deals are standard operating procedure. yet, in the heartland, and in point is in the double digits. is in doublent digits. when obamacare is fully enacted, a million people will lose their current health insurance. bemillion people will still uninsured. have toily of four will pay $20,000 per year for the cheapest health-care plan. studies show that medicaid surgical patients today are far more likely to die than those that have no insurance at all. ae affordable care act is con. in reality, it is not affordable, callous, and cool. -- c
. happy birthday obama in a care. the a foddable care act. remember if you liked your insurance you could keep your insurance. but will your doctor still be around? we'll explain. >> forget gutting our military. the real sequester pain felt on capitol hill. >> we have to come together and promote initiatives that improve the quality of life in the house of representatives. >> really? more outrageous comments from debbie wasserman schultz. >> hopeless romantic sending police on a wild chase for a mugger that didn't exist. should cops throw the book at him? we will examine that video. "fox & friends" begins right now >> good morning, everybody. look who snuck in here. >> wow. >> i didn't believe they let me in this place. >> security. security. >> jesse watters here for tuck iter. fellow philly boy. you are surrounded by philadelphia pride right here. [boos] >> there is two filly guys on the set. it's either going to be a show or we are going to rumble. >> alisyn: i have filly roots myself so it's all good. >> can we get bill up at this hour? >> peter: i would like to you see you get bill o
learned that that the assault weapons ban that president obama pushed, all but dead in the senate. even though the president is going to continue to push for a vote. this will come to the floor of the senate when they return from their two-week easter break in early april. the president will continue to push. but the real issue now, is whether or not, the senate will expand background checks for all purchases. those in gun shows and those from stores that sell guns. right now, it only applies to those that are sold in stores. big fight over this right now, the nra is not backing down. that's where the action is going to be. >> thank you, george. george has a big show this morning. including a face-off between jim messina and karl rove, that's later on "this week." >>> let's check in with ron claiborne. for a look at the other developing stories this hour. hey, ron. >> hi there, bianna and dan. >> good morning, everyone. >>> secretary of state john kerry arrived in baghdad this morning on an unannounced visit. kerry is urging leaders there to stop iranian planes to stop flying over iraqi
. and president obama this evening heads overseas far trip to the middle east for a meeting with israel's prime minister on wednesday. meanwhile the front page says workers are saving too little to retire. 57% reported less than $25,000 in total household savings and investments. we'll begin there. and ats, republicans independents call on the lines below. your retirement and savings. or post your comments on facebook.com/c-span and email us at journal@c-span.org. here's "the wall street journal" this morning a front page story about this new report expected to come out today, and it says here workers and customers in the u.s. are bracing for a retirement crisis even as the stock market sits near highs and the economy shows improvement. host: so we're getting your take on this. your retirement andization. tell us if you are and why and if you are not, why not? it's a story in the "usa today" as well this morning confidence in retirement continues to flail about this report, because americans have to cope with many immediate financial concerns retirement is taking a backseat. only 2% of workers
-- good morning. >> quite a comment from a vice president working for president obama who has been on the endless charm offensive over the past several weeks. suggests to me the charm offensive may have been more than a pr stunt than anything else. they weren't actually trying to get a deal, if they thought they couldn't, this is something they were doing for the media. bill: he said a lot actually based on this account. hard to identify who the party is. then he said this. this is the first time i've heard it, if you heard it, tell me. there were five occasions which house leaders negotiated with him, only to call hours or days later say what we agreed to joe, we can not do. have you heard that before? >> no, i hadn't and jumped out at me. one of the things we heard going back to the debt ceiling negotiations in the summer of 2011, john boehner saying in effect the president played loosesy and -- lucy and yanked football and was not keeping his word on obligations he said he would undertake. i wonder if joe biden going back to offer a at this time for at that time argument? would
jerroldepresented j nadler president obama's news conference yesterday with u.s. policy towards syria and what could signal u.s. involvement in that nation. here is the president yesterday. [video clip] >> with respect to chemical weapons, we intend to investigate thoroughly exactly what happened. obviously, in syria, you have a war zone. you have information that is filtered out, but we have to make sure that we know exactly what happened, what was the nature of the incident, what can we document, and what can we prove. i have instructed my teams to work mostly -- closely with all countries of the region and international organ -- organizations to find out exactly whether or not this red line was crossed. at thisote without point having all the facts there me, that we know syrian government has the capacity to carry out chemical weapon attacks. inknow that there are those the syrian government who have expressed a willingness to use chemical weapons, if necessary, to protect themselves. of anyeply skeptical claim that, in fact, it was the opposition that use chemical weapons. e
is the obama administration handing out to people in the middle east? we'll explore that debate ahead. not enough time to get the chores done? there's a modern day solution, hire a wife. they'll explain it next. ♪ look what mommy is having. mommy's having a french fry. yes she is, yes she is. [ bop ] [ male announcer ] could've had a v8. 100% vegetable juice, with three of your daily vegetable servings in every little bottle. >> welcome back. 51 minutes past the hour. don't mess with bill cosby and his famous sweaters. the comedian has filed a cease and desist order against a website named cosby sweaters.com. and he says the name infringes on his trademarks and the owner says he named is in honor of his idol has changed the name to next impulse sports. and police in northern ireland defusing a massive car bomb, explosives were inside the car and police believe that an ira splinter group was targeting a police department. and miles from where a g8 summit will be held in june. >> jesse: if you're short on time, a modern day solution for you, hire a wife. >> alisyn: is that a modern d
unexpected thing of all this man obama. he descended from a distant star to blind the masses with his light and it was greater than hers so once again, hillary had to wait. will she go for it again or is it her fate to fade into the pages of missed opportunity, bad timing and wrbroken promises? what do you think, reverend sharpton? >> she has to be thinking this is something i've dreamed of to be the first woman president and has to be my shot, but she also has to say look what happened last time. something totally unseen, barack obama came about. can that happen again? she also has to look at what does biden do. most people feel he won't run if she does. you don't know. what about andrew cuomo do? dan can say many of her people that would do the work, you are talking about where the players 20 years ago during the clinton years you have eight years of obama, new leadership around the country that don't have the same affection for the clintons that her school or her age class does, how does she get them enthusiastic enough to face a republican opponent if they can come up with a formidable
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stop it look. >> hal: we're going to talk about obama's speech take your calls, what he said in the middle east regarding the peace process, the most direct confrontation of the essence of the issues i have ever heard any politician make, much less the president, and instead of going this guy is not a friend of israel, this guy is siding with the palestinians against us. the exact opposite reaction was had. and it's interesting as much as -- guess noise that has been made between him and bibi netanyahu or lack thereof his relationship with perez seems way more sound. perez gave him this medal -- which we'll talk about. like thank you for being such an amazing friend of israel. >> right in line with what the republicans accused him of. >> hal: absolutely. and here's -- everything we have heard about his relationship with israel or whatever, versus the reality on the ground and the interesting thing was, and this will shock people, i know on the right. that the criticism of past policy of the israel government and yet unflinching support for their securit
to you. >> great to see you, thank you. >> thank you. >> so president obama nominating thomas perez as the next labor secretary filling the seat vacant since january, and rich edson is live outside the white house with more on that. rich? >> held a similar position for the state of maryland, recent position is the department of justice leading up to civil rights division. president obama in his nomination says that he believes that thomas perez will push his administration's priorities at the labor department. >> we're going to have to work very hard to make sure that folks find jobs with good wages and good benefits. we have to make sure veterans returning home from iraq and afghanistan have a chance to put their incredible skills and leadership to work at home. we need to build ag immigration system that works for every employee and every family and every business. >> some republicans criticizing the pick according to a department of justice inspector general report showing deep ideological divisions within the department that thomas perez headed up predating the obama administrat
fox news minute. president obama is in jordan. his final stop in the middle east. his country has been struggling with more than 400,000 syrian refugees who have crossed. assad is bowing to wipe out extremists. among the dozens killed was a 84-year-old cleric who is one of his strongest supporters. eighty-four people were wounded in the explosion. a marine shot and killed two other marines before turning the gun on himself. the shooter was a staff member at the quantico school. the two victims, a male and female, were both active duty marines. this comes just three days after seven marines were killed in a training accident in nevada. those are your headlines. back to melissa and adam. melissa: thank you. farmland prices doubling in the u.s. does this signal a bubble brewing in america's heartland? jeff flock is in grundy county, illinois. jeff: want to buy a farm, melissa? melissa: sure, why not. jeff: we are talking about investing in farmland. a lot of people on wall street are doing it right now. take a look at this piece of ground. 160-acre parcel in grundy county, illinois, corn
thought that president obama would lose, that the republicans would win the senate and conservatives would be many the middle of big changes for america. for most of us, election night was a very sobering experience. now we are in the middle of a great discussion about the future of conservativism, the future of the republican party and most importantly, the future of america. newt and i and the entire team at gingrich productions are dedicated to fighting for the ideas that have made america great. we are delighted to have three of our documentary films produced in partnership with citizens united this weekend. in fact, newt and i will be introducing "america at risk" later this afternoon. we are very proud of our association with our producer, david bossy, and our writer and director, kevin knoblach. since the campaign newt and i have been involved in several projects that celebrate the greatness of america. we are currently working on a new documentary entitled "god loves you: the life of billy graham." focusing on the life and legacy of one of the most influential religious leaders in
at the campus chapel. one student is still in the hospital. >>> president obama is facing resistance from israel's incoming government as he prepares to embark on his first official visit to israel. his visit happens in two days. israel's new housing minister says prime minister benjamin netanyahu's cabinet plans to keep expanding jewish settlements. president obama had long urged israel to halt building on the disputed land. >>> a new abc news/"washington post" poll shows many more americans continue to side with israel rather than the palestinian authority. but most also prefer to leave peace negotiations between the two sides rather than involve the united states. 55% sympathize more with israel. just 9% sympathize with the palestinian authority. while 18% have no opinion. >>> big trip for president obama. there is a perception by some that -- that the president has devoted more of his energies and his, his vision to arab issues rather than israeli issues. a perception by some, fair or not. so there is a sense that he is going over there to sort of maybe give the impression that he is mending
. and i think president obama is getting better. today he's meeting with 13 senators tonight at the jefferson hotel in washington. which maybe our conference helped move along. but it is tough -- i want to mention one other thing. it's tough because it's hard tore deal with the congress and sometimes it's unpless tonight deal with the congress. but there is no other choice, the president must engage. but one of the other issues i want to raise quickly is another factor, and charlie you talked about this a bit. in the days we were building this country, the space program and all these wonderful things it was easier to work together. let's look at the things they are dealing with today, sequester, how are we going to cut medicare, social security, how are we going to get the budget down. these are tough. these are politically difficult positions to take. in an environment where everything is just cutting and reducing, it's not natural for people to enjoy doing the job under those circumstances. they don't necessarily feel as positive towards each other and friendly to reach out
in a monastery inside the vatican. >>> and president obama is wrapping up the first overseas trip of his second term in jordan today. the president is visiting jordan's most popular tourist attraction, the fabled ancient city of petra. mr. obama said he is concerned about extremists filling the void in neighboring syria if president assad is overthrown. he also said he will, quote, keep plugging away, unquote, in hopes of restarting peace talks between israel and the palestinians. >>> and lawmakers in north dakota have passed what could lead to the most restricted abortion law in the nation. they passed a resolution that says life begins at conception essentially banning all abortions. voters will next decide next year if they want to add that to the state constitution. if it were to pass, that law would almost certainly trigger a lengthy legal battle. >>> and a frightening scene in a restaurant in philadelphia, pennsylvania. police are asking for help trying to find this gunman firing into a chinese restaurant earlier this week. the workers inside managed to fight back keeping the man from ent
to mislead anyone. the hearings continue with other jp morgan execs. president obama is proposing a plan to fund clean-energy research. in a speech friday, the president laid out his plans, suggesting that the government draw $2 billion from royalties that the government receives for offshore drilling. researchers would attempt to find new ways to lower the cost of cars that run on alternative fuel sources. a closely watched case involving the drug industry will be heard by the supreme court tomorrow. generic drugmakers could soon make it harder for consumers to sue for a drug's side effects. under federal law, generic and brand name drugs are required to have the same warning label. now, generics are attempting to decrease liability over any harmful effects. generic companies say the industry is unable to change the product due to those federal standards. a hidden affordable care act fee is popping up for u.s. employers. the $63 fee will apply to plans covering millions of americans in 2014. it applies to employers who take on workers' medical bills and some private plans sold by insure
about that. thank you very much. >>> president obama is wrapping up his tour of the middle east this morning. natalie, good morning to you. >> good morning, everyone. that's right. the president is wrapping up his three-day visit to israel as he heads to jordan. nbc chief correspondent is traveling with the president. delivered some remarks that have a poignant reminder of some issues israel may be dealing with today. >> we have the choice to acquiesce to evil or make real our solemn vow, never again. we had the choice to ignore what happens to others or to act. >> reporter: the president heads to bethlehem to visit the church of the nativity and heads to aman, jordan, where he'll have one on one meetingings with king abdullah, on the docket the middle east peace process. >>> the government will stay up and running through september, but some $85 billion in spending cuts have put hundreds of thousands of government workers on temporary furloughs. thursday night the house passed the spending authorization that now heads to the president for his signature. >>> it turns out our uni
, president obama has missed the budget deadline more than any other president. he's now missed it four out of five times. in the 90 years between 1923 and 2013, president obama is the only president to miss the deadline two years in a row. he's the only president who missed the deadline three out of four years in his first term and he holds the record for the longest delay, 98 days, maybe he's -- maybe that's the record, he's trying to beat. so i want to commend again my colleagues in the congressional black caucus for bringing forward a budget. i think it's extremely important that we have all sorts of different ideas out here on the floor to be able to debate and have people take a perspective on and have the opportunity to vote yay or nay on, i would respectfully suggest, however, that their budget move this is country in the wrong direction, not the right direction and we'll urge opposition to their budget proposalened i reserve the balance of our time. the chair: the gentleman reserves, the gentleman from virginia. mr. scott: i yield to a member of the budget committee, ms. moore. the
money in cyprus. connell: axel merck, great perspective, as always. thank you. dagen: president obama is losing his advantage to the gop and pulls when it comes to the economy. the president led the gop by 18 percentage points back then. the most recent poll has them leading by only four percentage points. we have four opinions editor joining us now from washington, d.c. you have the unemployment rate improving. everything is okay. why now? >> i do not think president obama helped him very much with the sequester the bay. when he said the government would suffer mightily for 2% spending cuts, i would add to that voters are increasingly wise to the fact that the federal government does not have resources o its big, bloated nature exists at the cost of all of us. dagen: is the danger, john, we continue on with unemployment still stubbornly high, still very close to 8%, that the longer we struggle as a economy, the more they will rely on the government to be there and provide a safety net. >> i think people are wise as to what is going on there. it is still a very abnormally high number
just ahead. president obama calling on congress to finish the job on immigration reform. one republican claims the president really wants the whole thing to fall apart. that's coming up in just a minute. of zimbabwe ? ... the first time you ask with the google voice search. the droid razr maxx hd by motorola. droid recognition. droid powerful. are proven to be effective pain relievers. tylenol works by blocking pain signals to your brain. bayer advanced aspirin blocks pain at the site. try the power of bayer advanced aspirin. the longest 4g lte battery in a razr thin profile. with 32 hours of battery life that turns an all-nighter, into a two-nighter. the droid razr maxx hd by motorola. droid-endurance. droid-powerful. >> shepard: new today, the gun used to kill the head of colorado's department of is the same gun used in the police shootout in texas. that's according to investigators who say they matched that gun by comparing bullet casings. but the motive for the murder still unclear. police say the gunman walked up to tom clements house and shot him dead when the victim answered the
:30 for a few votes on measures debated earlier. we'll have live coverage. --sident obama noting to beated thomas perez the next labor secretary. here is that announcement. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states, accompanied by thomas perez. >> thank you. thank you. thank you. everybody have a seat. as i have said before, my top priority as president is doing everything we need to do to make sure we are growing our economy and that we are strengthening our middle class. as i said in the state of the union address, every day we should ask ourselves three questions -- one, how do we make sure america is a magnet for good jobs, two, how do we need to equip people for good jobs, and, three, how do we make sure that hard work pays off in a decent living? have are the challenges i instructed my team and cabinet to focus on, and a position that is instrumental to tackling this challenges is having an outstanding secretary of labor. thanking begin by hilda solis and her entire team, [applause] including the acting secretary harris, for the outstanding work they have been doing
us into iraq. unfortunately we have not learned from all we lost in iraq. as president obama has also committed us to an additional 10 years in afghanistan, thanks to a strategic security agreement he made without congress voting on it or even debating it. this weekend i read two articles that really spoke to the corruption happening in afghanistan. one was an a.p. article i read in my hometown paper titled "u.s. helicopter crashes in afghanistan killing one" and the other is from "the new york times" titled "afghans protest u.s. special forces: complaints about night rage spark calls for withdrawal." i'll quote from the first article. the crash has come as united states officials are grappling with tough talk from president karzai whose recent anti-american rhetoric has complicated relations at a time when international troops are withdrawing from the war. the article continues saying, karzai stated this week by accusing the united states and the taliban of being in conclusion on two daily suicide bombings last weekend in an effort to create instability and give security forces an ex
former and current obama administration officials discuss how the health care law affects the lgbt community. and impacts coverage of people with hiv. >> good morning, everybody. my i'm the president of the center of american progress. thank you for joining us on the important progress health reform addressing the needs of lgbt lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and peopling with hiv. it's a massive undertaking. i can attest to this as one of the president's advisers on health reform. i know, as we gear up for health reform it will touch the lives of every american. and the sheer skill the effort means that it will touch the lives of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community as well as well as people living with hiv. the united states is home to at least 9 million gay similarly the -- rage in communities such as communities of color and transgender communities. like the u.s. as a whole the population are diverse in term of race, income, immigration status and age. gay and transgender people and beam hiv live in all corners of the country and they come from families o
democrats and republicans. the assault weapons ban that president obama had pushed all but dead in the senate, even though the president is going to push for a vote. this will come to the floor of the senate when they return from their two-week easter break in early april. the president will continue to push. but the real issue now, is whether or not, the senate will expand background checks for all purchases. those in gun shows and those from stores that sell guns. right now, it only applies to those are sold in stores. big fight over this right now, nra is not backing down. >>> big show today, with face-off between jim mess seen yeah and karl rove that's on "this week.." >>> let's check in with ron claiborne. >>> secretary of state john kerry arrived in baghdad this morning on an unannounced visit. he's warning that the civil war in syria could threaten iraq's fragile stability. >>> the pentagon has reached an important milestone, ending the u.s. presence in afghanistan. the bagram base to afghan. the transfer of power takes place tomorrow. >>> pope francis called for people t
a spirited ii leaders. the discussion centered on iran's continued access to iraqi airspace. the obama administration believes eye ronnie -- irani planes are being flown to be used by uh sad's forces against the rebels. kerry says the behavior raises questions about the reliability as a partner. italy's highest court will consider the fate of amanda knox . they were first convicted and then acquitted of murdering her roommate, meredith kir ofer. customer -- kercher. they argued that she should return to jail. they say it is another form of harassment by the prosecution. >> she wins on monday, case closed, it is over and she can go forward without any further worry. >> kercher's family says there is still unanswered questions and we are searching for the truth. knox has spent the last year working on a memwior and hopes to earn her living as a writer. >> pope francis celebrated his first mass in st. peter's square today. he encouraged people to be humble and young at heart. the square over flowed with people eager to join the pope at the start of holy week. it leads up to easter sunday
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